“Gulf County is special”, says Adventure Guide and owner of Daly’s Watersports, Ann Marie Daly. “There are so many watersports that are available to you – we are not just about scalloping – you can do something different every day.” In one activity you can be standing up (paddleboarding), one sitting down (kayaking), under the water (diving), on the water (snorkeling) and your perspective – what you see is so different at every angle.
Every adventure is different. Snorkeling is more social. You go in groups and take a break to tell people what you’re seeing. Diving is individual – you are on a boat and leaving land – you are immersed. Sometimes you can do both and snorkelers will go above the divers. We call them ‘bubble watchers.’
Our best diving is shallow and that allows you a lot of bottom time. It’s quick to get down there and you get to stay under for up to an hour. And, it’s a short trip back up to the boat. So you really do have time to spend and you can really experience diving. Sites are close by and there is so much variety in the shallow water. The “continental shelf” is diverse, artificial reefs, wreck of the Vamar, beautiful sea grass beds, sunken sailboat in the Bay and that’s only a 12-ft dive!
Can you tell Ann Marie loves the water? She recommends heading out into St. Joseph Bay. Oh and stop by Daly’s on your way. She promises they can give you a whole new point of view!
Updated: Dec 07, 2017 23:52
Published: Mar 01, 2016 21:20